I'm setting up the course website, one of my last steps in being ready for the semester.
The course mailing list is firstname.lastname@example.org. I manage it. If there are problems with it, let me know.
The "To Do" section of this site is not yet updated, but will be shortly. We'll start with systems scripting in Python, move into parallel programming in occam-π, and then the second half of the semester will be a compressed version of last year's PL course. So, you can use last year's website to get a flavor of what part of this semester will be like.
You do not need to purchase any textbooks; everything we are using is available under a Creative Commons license. I will arrange for hard copy to be available through the Print Shop if you so desire, but that will be done as a group order in class.
You will have one $30 lab fee. I am sorry I could not announce that sooner; I didn't know how much components and everything else would cost. We will be building Freeduinos as part of our module on parallel programming.
Ultimately, you'll be watching this playlist in preparation for building your tiny computer. That might help you better understand a bit of what you'll be doing for part of the semester.
If you have other questions, I probably don't have answers. And, the semester starts soon enough. If they're general questions, drop them to the mailing list, so everyone benefits from both the question and answer. If it's personal, drop me a note at mjadud at allegheny dot edu.
I'm looking forward to the semester—it should be fun. I'll see you all... Wednesday of next week, if not sooner. We will have lab on Wednesday, FYI.